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Re: FT in a Fluid

From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@t...>
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001 20:38:00 +0100
Subject: Re: FT in a Fluid

Peter Mancini wrote in a formatted post::

>>Yes, today's 4th-generation fighters can point their noses in
>>directions other than the one they are flying, but only for very
>>periods; you get the same effect by allowing "fixed-forward"
>>weapons to fire in the entire (F) arc.
>Actually all aircraft have had this ability -- it's called rudder
control and >was absoltely necessary in WWII.  The degree at which they
could do >this was limited by shape, air stream, etc.

Sure. But today's 4th-generation aircraft improve this ability by a few
orders of magnitude or so...


Oerjan Ohlson

"Life is like a sewer.
  What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."

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